Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/25/13
The St. Louis Rams handed over 4 picks, a  first-round pick (No. 16), second-round pick, (No. 46), third-round pick (No. 78) and seventh-round pick (No. 222), all in 2013, for the coveted 8-spot to select standout receiver Tavon Austin... West Virginia’s Tavon Austin is the most explosive wide receiver and return specialist in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is arguably in the top two at his position and easily the most polished. Austin in 2012 was selected to the First Team All Big East and Big East Special Teams Player of the Year. The Positive: Austin is undersized, but an elusive threat who figures to work out of the slot at the next level given his short-area quickness and ability to turn a five yard catch into a highlight reel. He fits in the Randall Cobb mode, but has better instincts for the big play. His special teams play can add an extra dimension to a team that needs big plays from the return game.  The Negative: Doesn’t have elite hands and will drop a few when he takes his eyes off the ball while looking up field. His size raises durability questions, built in a similar mold of DeSean Jackson. Austin might have trouble being physical getting off the line of scrimmage and fighting through defenders.  More Videostat Profiles              
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